Evaluation of a Private Cloud for Higher Education
In modern day research and education there is a constant need for
dedicated server installations, both for permanent and for temporary use
by the research staff and by students. Typically there is need for access to
computational power, network connectivity and specialized software.
The classical solution for this problem is to delegate physical hardware
for all of these needs. This is unpractical and results in an inefficient
use of hardware, electricity and administrative resources.
A self-service virtualization system could benefit these institutions by making
computing resources more easily available to its students and researchers, and
by improving the utilization of hardware resources.
In this project we identify the requirements for such a system, by installing and configuring
a prototype private cloud solution for students at the Department of Computer
and Information Science. The solution we've chosen is based on OpenStack, an open source
cloud operating system. The implementation is evaluated through
monitoring over a four month period and through surveys. We suggest an approach
for implementing a permanent solution, and highlight challenges that need to
Our experimentation has shown that OpenStack is a suitable system for
implementing a private cloud solution, even though the project is still under heavy
development. Through our surveys and user feedback we can determine that a user
demand for virtualization service exists.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutt for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap , 2013. , 100 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-22250Local ID: ntnudaim:7103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-22250DiVA: diva2:648705
Aalberg, Trond, FørsteamanuensisChristensen, Anders